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Ron Rau

Ron Rau

Director, Post-Consumer Non-Curbside Feedstock Procurement, Purecycle Technologies

Ron Rau has 24 years of experience in plastics separation, sourcing, design, and engineering in a startup environment. He lived in China and the U.K. for a combined 10 years, building and operating advanced large-scale, durable plastics recycling facilities. Rau has been named on multiple patents, which include complex separation of materials including thermoplastics, metallics, fibers, rubbers, cellulose, etc.

All Sessions by Ron Rau

Day 4 - March 22 March 22, 2022
11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Chemical Recycling: A Solution or a Rival?

Breakers K-L

For the past few years, concern about plastics in the environment has been a dominant theme. Improving the recycling rate is critical to prevent plastics from entering the environment. Mechanical methods are in wide commercial use, but they are feasible only for certain types of plastics. Chemical methods have been proposed as complementary (if not competing) approaches to managing supplies of used plastics. Gain a better perspective on chemical recycling and its potential and implications for plastics recycling.